Less Than 300 Places Left For Junior Great North Run

To secure a place for the Junior Great North Run, visit greatrun.org/north 

TIME is running out to register for the Junior Great North Run, with less than 300 entries available.

The event, which takes place on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside on September 10, looks set to reach its capacity more than six months before it is due to take place, following the Mini Great North Run which reached its entry limit in February.

Both events will see 6,500 young runners pounding the pavements in the UK’s biggest children’s running event.

Budding athletes, school friends and families will run along the famous Great North CityGames track as part of their 4km course, for children aged 9-16, the day before the Great North Run.

The Junior and Mini courses both start on the Newcastle side of the river and take the young runners across to Gateshead via the Swing Bridge.

The Juniors have a slightly extended version that loops along the river, but both the Juniors and the Minis will cross back across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge towards the finish line on the Newcastle side.

In 2014 Great Run increased the size of the Junior & Mini Great North Run by 500 places, due to the overwhelming demand from children all over the country who wanted to take part.

This year’s Great North Run weekend will carry a world theme, as the Great North Run bids to be the first event of its type to feature a runner from every member state of the United Nations – a total of 193.

Officially kick-starting the weekend is the Great North 5k, with more than 1,000 runners, joggers and walkers taking on a shorter distance the day before the iconic half marathon.

To secure a place for the Junior Great North Run, visit greatrun.org/north